The popular main title theme for the ‘Star Wars’ films is arranged here for Scottish-style pipes by Timothy Cummings. This two-page adaptation includes the 4-bar introductory fanfare, an original closing coda, as well as an effective harmony part for additional pipers. Published here in the pipe-friendly key of A, it will sound in the originally-composed key of B-flat if played on a standard set of Highland pipes. This may be the most successful and accurate bagpipe-adaptation of this theme to date.
[NB: The melody and harmony parts have the option of using the nontraditional notes of C- and F-natural. (Standard alternatives are also provided.) These can be played on conically-bored chanters —e.g. Highland and Border pipes— with a ‘cross-‘ or ‘forked’ fingering patterns. On cylindrically-bored chanters without custom features —e.g. standard smallpipe chanters— you may need to apply pieces of tuning tape over the top 80% of the C and F soundholes.]
played on Border pipes (using ‘forked’ fingering for the C- and F-naturals in the harmony part):
played on Scottish smallpipes (with the harmony chanter playing an F-natural with extra tuning tape and C-natural by way of a custom C-natural soundhole for the right/lower thumb):
The original ‘Star Wars’ Main Title theme, which serves as the basis for this arrangement: